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Dana Farber BL3

Overview of Services

 

The Dana-Farber Biocontainment Core Facility supports researchers whose experiments require a Biosafety Level 2+ (BL2+) containment level. The Biocontainment core adheres to Biosafety Level 3 (BL3) practices. Protective apparel, equipment, and other materials are provided by the core.

 

Two core facilities are available - one is located at the Jimmy Fund building at Dana Farber; the second at The Center for Life Science, 3 Blackfan Circle.  Authorized core users may access both facilities.

 

Use of the facility is limited to researchers who receive training in BL3 procedures, and comply with authorized user requirements.

 

Training is provided by the Biosafety Officer, Core Manager, and authorized users.

 

Equipment includes:

 

  • Biosafety cabinets
  • CO2 incubators
  • Refrigerators
  • Benchtop centrifuges
  • Microfuges
  • Water baths
  • Microscopes
  • 1 x FACSCanto II
  • 2 x autoclaves
  • 2 x ultracentrifuges in Class 1 biosafety cabinets
  • 4x minus 80 freezers
  • 1 x minus 140 freezers
  • 2 x liquid nitrogen freezers
  • 2 x luminometers
  • 2 x fluorescent microscopes with cameras
  • Nexcelom cell counter
  • Room 720C - JF (Shared Room)

 

Getting Started

 

 If you would like to gain access to the Biocontainment Core, please login and open the tab labeled "Apply for BL3 Access" and click on "Initiate Request".

 

If you do not have an iLab account, please click here (https://dfci.ilabsolutions.com/account/signup/1?sc_id=7606)

 

Leadership

 

Core Manager: Denise Pearson

Email: denise_pearson@dfci.harvard.edu

Phone: 617-632-3377

Pager: DFCI 49281

 

Biosafety Officer: Karen Byers

Email: karen_byers@dfci.harvard.edu

Phone: 617-632-3890

Pager: DFCI 49477

 

 

Location and Hours of Operation

 

Hours Location

24-7 Once access has been granted

Jimmy Fund and Center for Life Science

 

Application Process and Signup

 

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Denise Pearson
Core Manager
 
617-632-3377
 
denise_pearson@dfci.harvard.edu
 
JF-705